Rachel Cajigas, PhD, RPA

I specialize in Geoarchaeology, which uses techniques from geology to address archaeological questions. I incorporate interdisciplinary methods such as shallow geophysical prospecting techniques, soil description and analysis, and soil petrography (micromorphology) into my research.

I have been practicing archaeology since 2004 and have participated in fieldwork in New York, Virgina, Georgia, Arizona, Alabama, Mexico, the British Virgin Islands, and Costa Rica. Since graduating from SUNY Potsdam in 2006, I have worked as an archaeologist for the World Trade Center Recovery Project and the American Museum of Natural History.

My current research focuses on human-environment interactions during the Early Agricultural Period (2100 B.C. – A.D. 50) in the Southwest United States and Northwest Mexico.


Rachel Cajigas
Department of Anthropology
University of Alabama
Marrs Spring Road
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401